Carlyle Brown is the curator and artistic director of the Minneapolis-based Carlyle Brown & Company, where he is also a playwright/performer. An alumnus of New Dramatists and a Lifetime Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center, has received numerous fellowships and awards including the Black Theatre Network’s Winona Lee Fletcher Award for Outstanding Achievement and Excellence (2006), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009), the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre (2010), a United States Artist Fellowship (2010), the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater (2018), and the Hellen Merrill Award (2019). A scholar and historian, Brown has been an artist-in-residence or visiting professor at several colleges and universities. He curated the 2018 Cultural Diaspora Residency at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and the subsequent “Afro-Atlantic Playwrights’ Festival” at the Playwrights’ Center in July 2019. His solo shows include The Fula from America: An African Journey, Therapy and Resistance, Acting Black (created to inspire open and honest conversations about race and diversity), and The History of Religion.